The sun rose at 1030am and set at 1348pm. The length of the day was 3 hours and 17 minutes. No sun today, some new snow, temperature near zero, good weather for the walk. We did not see anything interesting today, some reindeer tracks, but not the actual beasts.
About the mitten design from yesterday, the snow mitten; the yarn was Finnwool and you are right, it does need a stronger contrast color, but there is something missing in there. I am not sure what, but somehow the design is shallow... I am not sure if it is only in my mind and if the stronger contrast color would give it a deeper meaning, but shallow is the only word that describes it well. I have tried to trick myself away from the snow mitten and have cast on for a Christmas-themed mitten, that too is going to be frogged. This is my usual process, it is more or less like this always and it is such a good feeling, when all this comes together. Very often I end up knitting something totally different and this is some kind warming up or un-cluttering the mind.
Tomorrow is our Independence Day. It has often been the Gingerbread Baking Day in our house. It is just me and my man in the house tomorrow plus the furry friends, and I doubt that we will be baking just the two of us.
These pictures are from the previous years. Gingerbread cookies (piparkakut) are again a must in Finnish Christmas baking.
I am so glad you are enjoying these posts, even though at times it feels like I am repeating myself.
Wool until tomorrow,